North Dakota Gov.
GRAND FORKS — A number of good things are going for Grand Forks. Progress is being made on plans for an unmanned aerial systems business park at Grand Forks Air Force Base, and city and state leaders are optimistic that the base soon will be selected as one of six federal UAS test sites. A billion-dollar fertilizer plant, the first for North Dakota, is proposed for a site just outside the city. Several other businesses are expanding or relocating to the city, contributing to a pattern of steady growth that has included a mini housing boom and multiple new retail and hotel developments. And
FARGO — As high-speed Internet service grows in importance for people and businesses, a North Dakota organization has set its sights on expanding access and affordability. The Information Technology Council of North Dakota, an 88-member group representing Internet service providers and large users, is moving ahead with an initiative aimed at identifying and potentially alleviating broadband issues throughout the state. Known as the Dakota Fiber Initiative, the concept stems from a challenge issued this year by Doug Burgum, Arthur Ventures co-founder and former Great Plains Software/ Microso
BISMARCK — What do Bismarck, Dubai, Hong Kong and Denver have in common? Each city now hosts a chapter of Young Professionals in Energy, a nonprofit group focused on delivering networking opportunities to young members of the global energy industry.